Faculty Profiles

Peng Zhang
Associate Research Professor of Chemistry
5313 French Science Center, Durham, NC 27705
(919) 660-1675
(919) 660-1605



Postdoctoral Associate, Harvard Smithsonian Center For Astrophysics, Harvard University 2005 - 2011

Ph.D., Emory University 2005

M.S., Peking University (China) 1999

B.S., Zhengzhou University (China) 1996

Research Areas:
Theoretical, Physical

Yang, Benhui, et al. “Inelastic vibrational dynamics of CS in collision with H2 using a full-dimensional potential energy surface.Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics : Pccp, vol. 20, no. 45, Nov. 2018, pp. 28425–34. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c8cp05819a. Full Text

Bloom, Brian P., et al. “Directing Charge Transfer in Quantum Dot Assemblies.Accounts of Chemical Research, vol. 51, no. 10, Oct. 2018, pp. 2565–73. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.accounts.8b00355. Full Text

Ma, Zheng, et al. “A Nonequilibrium Molecular Dynamics Study of Infrared Perturbed Electron Transfer.Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, vol. 14, no. 9, Sept. 2018, pp. 4818–32. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.jctc.8b00001. Full Text

Ma, Zheng, et al. “How can infra-red excitation both accelerate and slow charge transfer in the same molecule?Chemical Science, vol. 9, no. 30, Aug. 2018, pp. 6395–405. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c8sc00092a. Full Text

Sha, Ruojie, et al. “Charge splitters and charge transport junctions based on guanine quadruplexes.Nature Nanotechnology, vol. 13, no. 4, Apr. 2018, pp. 316–21. Epmc, doi:10.1038/s41565-018-0070-x. Full Text

Liu, R., et al. “Improving Solar Cell Performance Using Quantum Dot Triad Charge-Separation Engines.” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 122, no. 11, Mar. 2018, pp. 5924–34. Scopus, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b00010. Full Text

Yang, Benhui, et al. “Full-Dimensional Quantum Dynamics of SiO in Collision with H2.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. A, vol. 122, no. 6, Feb. 2018, pp. 1511–20. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.jpca.7b09762. Full Text

Zhang, Peng, et al. “Electron Bifurcation: Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Two-Electron Brokering in Biological Redox Chemistry.Accounts of Chemical Research, vol. 50, no. 9, Sept. 2017, pp. 2410–17. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.accounts.7b00327. Full Text

Bai, Yusong, et al. “Controlling the excited-state dynamics of low band gap, near-infrared absorbers via proquinoidal unit electronic structural modulation.Chemical Science, vol. 8, no. 9, Sept. 2017, pp. 5889–901. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c7sc02150j. Full Text

Liu, R., et al. “Controlling the Electron-Transfer Kinetics of Quantum-Dot Assemblies.” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 121, no. 27, July 2017, pp. 14401–12. Scopus, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b02261. Full Text